June 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Garden 32% of tourists who visit Britain go to parks & gardens. More than the 28% who visit castles, historic houses, museums & art galleries.  35% make sightseeing trips to famous monuments/ buildings. Lucem demonstrat unbra = the shadow shows the light.  Peripheries between the tamed & the wild, gardens lure everyone Guessed the Word? …

June 29, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Heatwave Heatwaves make us realize that adapting to global warming is key to survival.  Cost to transform the world economy for climate change is blistering, but the price of inaction will be even greater.  A growing number of firms are making decisions using hypothetical costs & reducing their carbon footprint voluntarily Guessed the Word?   …

June 28, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Tent Great business success can come even from shows in a tent!  Glastonbury 1971 – 1st pyramid stage on Stonehenge leyline, made of scaffolding covered in plastic sheets, as a retort to over-commercialized festivals.  Follows medieval Summer Solstice tradition of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights & spontaneous entertainment.  Tickets sell out in >1 hour each…

June 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Rainbow A rainbow represents inclusiveness & a hope humans will mingle peacefully.  The new rainbow watches for both men & women show how to borrow a sentiment for marketing while paying homage to the original: almost all the watches showcase the same clockwise colour gradient – red at 12 o’clock, & the colours run around…

Owe

June 10, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Owe If you owe it to yourself, do you really owe it?  After years of quantitative easing (“printing money”), the world’s central banks own 1/5 of their respective countries’ debt. But central banks are owned by their States.  So, the owners of the government debt are the governments themselves.  Funny money Guessed the Word?   …

June 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Weaponisation How to make cities safe against the weaponisation of vehicles? Easy – the measures that make a city better also make it safer.  Walk & cycle, rather than drive.  City walls.  Buildings with moats.  Tight streets that resist traffic.  Collapsible pavements that can’t bear heavy weights. The weaponization of vehicles shows we’re better off…

June 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 43 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 42  spelt  P-L-A-U-D-I-T-S  (PLAUDITS) Series 41  spelt  N-U-T-M-E-G-J-E-D  (JUDGEMENT) Series 40  spelt  L-E-A-D  (DEAL) Series 39  spelt  N-O-C-U-T-D-O-W-N  (COUNTDOWN) Series 38  spelt  F-A-T-F-I-R  (TARIFF) Series…

June 3, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

State banquet A state banquet is business entertainment, to strengthen ties with 150 guests invited for their cultural, diplomatic or economic links.  Preparations begin a year in advance.  Each dish is handmade.  Every last detail is inspected & approved by the Queen herself. Some things in business are too important to delegate Guessed the Word? …

May 31, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Tariff war What happens to the global economy if the tariff war escalates?  The tide going out lowers all boats.  Higher import costs drive up inflation, squeeze buying power & drag down consumption.  Firms respond to lower demand & earnings by cutting investment & jobs, which worsens the downturn.  Tariffs sound good, but are actually…

May 29, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Intangibles Can’t see or touch intangibles, but they’re now more valuable than buildings, machinery, vehicles & computers.  Examples: brands, intellectual property, design expertise, trademarks.  Intangible asset Mickey Mouse’s copyright extended from 1984 to beyond 2023!  To win in an intangible world, invest in education, information & communication technology, urban planning, science and R&D Guessed the…